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Bay Area Houston

Spring Migration Celebration

March–May 2021

Free Birding Classes & Field Trips • Birding Events • Exclusive Birding Hotel Packages

Baltimore Oriole

Calling All Birders!

The birds are flocking to Bay Area Houston for their annual spring migration. To celebrate this momentous trek, League City and Bay Area Houston have curated eight weeks of classes, events, and exclusive hotel packages for birders across the country who want to experience this annual event on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

Presented by the cities of Bay Area Houston

League City • Kemah • Nassau Bay • Seabrook

Birders, a Gulf Coast vacation just for you... 

  • Exclusive Hotel Packages

    Exclusive hotel packages and rates designed for birders who want to enjoy a full weekend of birding and nature activities while exploring League City and the Texas Gulf Coast.

  • Free Virtual Birding Classes

    A series of free virtual birding classes taught by a Texas Master Naturalist/birding expert designed to teach the basics of birding to anyone who wants to learn.

  • The Big Sit Birding Weekend

    A weekend of activities from May 14–16 ranging from an outdoor movie night, food trucks, and live music to a 24-hour Big Sit event to close out the migration celebration.

 

Birding Hotel Packages Include Exclusive Rates, Plus...

Free Birding Field Trip with a Birding Expert on Select Dates

Free League City Birding Swag Bag

Free Local Birding Guide

*Special rates are for a limited time only. Check with participating hotels for more details.

Free Birding Field Trip With Hotel Stay

April 24, May 1, May 8

Birding Field Trip Times

8  a.m. to 10 a.m • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On select weekends in April and May, visitors who book an overnight stay at a participating hotel in League City can take a FREE birding class led by birding expert and Texas Master Naturalist Kristine Rivers. After you've booked your hotel stay using the booking links on this page, you will be contacted to schedule your preferred class time.

Secure Your Exclusive Hotel Rates Now

SSH room

South Shore Harbour Resort

Hampton Inn & Suites

 

Bay Area Birding Classes

League City is teaming up with the cities of Bay Area Houston—Kemah, Nassau Bay, and Seabrook—to host a series of FREE virtual birding classes to get ready for the Bay Area Big Sit on Saturday, May 15. 

Register at LeagueCity.com/birdingclasses.

Schedule

March 22: Intro to Birding
March 29: How to Select Binoculars & Field Guides
April 5: Understanding Your Field Guide
April 12: Using Your Field Guide
April 19: Location, Location, Location! Understanding Habitat
May 3: Birds-Eye View on Behavior
May 10: Spring Migration and the Big Sit

May 17: It's Time for a Makeover! Understanding Plumage Variations

Classes will be on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Free Virtual Birding Classes

(register for as many as you want)

The Big Sit Weekend

May 14–16

Movie Fun Night 

May 14 | 4 to 9 p.m.

Heritage Park, League City

Watch an outdoor screening of "The Big Year," rent a kayak and explore Clear Creek, and enjoy food trucks, yard games, and more. 

The Big Sit

May 15 | Midnight to midnight

Location TBD

Join us for this competitive birdwatching event as our team participates in the 25th annual Great Texas Birding Classic, hosted by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Choose the time you want to attend (you aren't required to stay for the entire 24-hr. event).

 

Sundays in the Park

May 16 | 12 to 4 p.m.

League Park, League City

Finish your weekend at Sundays in the Park, an afternoon of live music, food trucks, and lots of family-friendly fun. 

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